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Phranc
Vallen 1979
Pencil on paper 9 1/2" x 11"

In 1979 I briefly met Phranc while I was working in the offices of Slash magazine. At the time she had just quit the techno-punk band, Nervous Gender, a group that played avant-garde synthesizer music. She was kind enough to allow me to sketch her while visiting the Slash office, and I did this pencil drawing based on those sketches (leaving her hands unfinished).

At the time of the portrait, Phranc was in the process of becoming a solo performer. She later emerged as L.A.'s first punk folk singer. Her moniker changed to Phranc, the Jewish Lesbian Punk Folk Singer.

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